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Textbook: Writing for Statistics and Data Science

If you are looking for my textbook Writing for Statistics and Data Science here it is for free in the Open Educational Resource Commons. Wri...

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Lottery tickets, baseball cards, and the coupon collector's problem

A man, a woman, an enby, and 27 elephants walk into a bar. The bartender looks at the group of 30 and asks "What is the probability that 2 or more of you have the same birthday?".

The group proceeds to disregard twins, leap years, and building codes. They talk amongst themselves, leave a little space for the reader to calculate or guess for themselves,

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Fantasy Sports Explained

Information on fantasy sports ranges from the overly broad or impossible to apply like personal stories about how fantasy sports changed lives, to extremely narrow or short-lived like opinions on players recent performances. This article is intended to cover some of the middle ground to help you understand the basics of fantasy with a worked example of how you might choose players at the beginning of a league.